54 Notable alumni of
Niagara University

Niagara University is 1206th in the world, 436th in North America, and 409th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 54 notable alumni from Niagara University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jim Hutton

    Jim Hutton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-1979 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Dana James Hutton was an American actor in film and television best remembered for his role as Ellery Queen in the 1970s TV series of the same name, and his screen partnership with Paula Prentiss in four films, starting with Where the Boys Are. He is the father of actor Timothy Hutton.

  2. John Beilein

    John Beilein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    John Patrick Beilein is an American professional basketball coach who currently serves as the Senior Player Development Advisor for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Before being hired by Detroit, Beilein served as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Prior to joining the Cavaliers, he coached the Michigan Wolverines (2007–2019), West Virginia Mountaineers (2002–2007), Richmond Spiders (1997–2002), Canisius Golden Griffins (1992–1997) in NCAA Division I as well as Le Moyne College (1983–1992), Nazareth College (1982–1983) and Erie Community College (1978–1982). Beilein has won 754 career games at four-year universities and 829 games altogether, including those at the junior college level. Beilein’s overall career wins counting the time spent in Cleveland is 843 games.

  3. Hubie Brown

    Hubie Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball playercoach
    Biography

    Hubert Jude Brown is an American retired basketball coach and player and a current television analyst. Brown is a two-time NBA Coach of the Year, the honors being separated by 26 years. Brown was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.

  4. Calvin Murphy

    Calvin Murphy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Calvin Jerome Murphy is an American former professional basketball player who after a prolific collegiate career at Niagara, where he averaged 33.1 points per game over his three years, played in the National Basketball Association as a guard for the San Diego/Houston Rockets from 1970 to 1983. He is a currently a member of the Houston Rockets' AT&T SportsNet TV broadcast team. Standing at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m), Murphy has the distinction of being the shortest NBA player inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and to play in an NBA All-Star Game (the latter since tied by Isaiah Thomas in 2016).

  5. John O'Hara

    John O'Hara
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1905-1970 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    columnistscreenwriternovelistjournalistwriter
    Biography

    John Henry O'Hara was one of America's most prolific writers of short stories, credited with helping to invent The New Yorker magazine short story style. He became a best-selling novelist before the age of 30 with Appointment in Samarra and BUtterfield 8. While O'Hara's legacy as a writer is debated, his champions rank him highly among the under-appreciated and unjustly neglected major American writers of the 20th century. Few college students educated after O'Hara's death in 1970 have discovered him, chiefly because he refused to allow his work to be reprinted in anthologies used to teach literature at the college level.

  6. John Katko

    John Katko
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Niagara University
    In 1984 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyeremployee
    Biography

    John Michael Katko is an American attorney and politician who has served as the U.S. representative for New York's 24th congressional district, based in Syracuse, since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he previously was an Assistant United States Attorney who led the organized crime division at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Syracuse. In that role, he helped to prosecute gang members under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

  7. Joe McCarthy

    Joe McCarthy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1887-1978 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Joseph Vincent McCarthy was a manager in Major League Baseball, most renowned for his leadership of the "Bronx Bombers" teams of the New York Yankees from 1931 to 1946. The first manager to win pennants with both National and American League teams (doing so with the Chicago Cubs in 1929 and the Yankees in 1932), he won a total nine league pennants and seven World Series championships – the latter is a record tied only by Casey Stengel. McCarthy was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1957. He recorded a 100-win season six times, a record matched only by Bobby Cox. McCarthy's career winning percentages in both the regular season (.615) and postseason (.698, all in the World Series) are the highest in major league history. His 2,125 career victories rank eighth all-time in major league history for managerial wins, and he ranks first all-time for the Yankees with 1,460 wins.

  8. Eric Gale

    Eric Gale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-1994 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    jazz musicianguitaristjazz guitarist
    Biography

    Eric Gale was an American jazz and R&B guitarist.

  9. Michael J. McGivney

    Michael J. McGivney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1852-1890 (aged 38)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Michael Joseph McGivney was an Irish-American Catholic priest based in New Haven, Connecticut. He founded the Knights of Columbus at a local parish to serve as a mutual aid and fraternal insurance organization, particularly for immigrants and their families. It developed through the 20th century as the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization.

  10. Frank Layden

    Frank Layden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball playercoachgeneral manager
    Biography

    Francis Layden is an American former basketball coach and executive of the National Basketball Association's Utah Jazz as well as former head coach of the Women's National Basketball Association's Utah Starzz.

  11. Bill Press

    Bill Press
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    radio personalityauthorjournalistwritertelevision producer
    Biography

    William H. Press is an American talk radio host, liberal pundit, and author. He was chairman of the California Democratic Party from 1993 to 1996, and is a regular CNN political contributor. His weekly column is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency.

  12. T. J. Cline

    T. J. Cline
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Timothy Joseph "T. J." Cline is an American-Israeli professional basketball player for MoraBanc Andorra of the Liga ACB and is also a member of the Israeli national basketball team. He played college basketball for the Richmond Spiders and the Niagara Purple Eagles. Cline is the son of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame player Nancy Lieberman.

  13. Tremmell Darden

    Tremmell Darden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Tremmell Lequincy Dushun Darden is an American professional basketball player for Riesen Ludwigsburg of the Basketball Bundesliga. Standing at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), he plays at the small forward and shooting guard positions.

  14. John P. Bobo

    John P. Bobo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-1967 (aged 24)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    John Paul Bobo was a United States Marine Corps second lieutenant who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Vietnam War on March 30, 1967.

  15. Nelson Baker

    Nelson Baker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1841-1936 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    Nelson Henry Baker was a Roman Catholic priest and church administrator in the Buffalo, New York, area. At the time of his death in 1936, he had developed a "city of charity" under the patronage of Our Lady of Victory in Lackawanna, New York. It consisted of a minor basilica, an infant home, a home for unwed mothers, a boys' orphanage, a boys' protectory, a hospital, a nurses' house, and a grade and high school.

  16. Earle Mack

    Earle Mack
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1890-1967 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Earle Thaddeus Mack, was an American player and coach in Major League Baseball, and, during parts of two seasons, manager of the Philadelphia Athletics when his father, Connie Mack, was too ill to manage. He also became a part-owner of the franchise. His nephew Connie Mack III became a U.S. Senator.

  17. Antoine Mason

    Antoine Mason
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Antoine Mason is an American basketball player for Al Wehdat of the Jordanian Premier Basketball League. He spent his first three years of college eligibility at Niagara University. He then transferred to Auburn University. Mason went undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft and subsequently signed with Apollon Limassol in Cyprus.

  18. David M. O'Connell

    David M. O'Connell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    David Michael O'Connell is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, serving as the bishop of the Diocese of Trenton in New Jersey since 2010. He is a member of the Congregation of the Mission and a past president of the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

  19. Daniel Schaefer

    Daniel Schaefer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-2006 (aged 70)
    Enrolled in Niagara University
    In 1961 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianconsultant
    Biography

    Daniel "Dan" Schaefer was an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district from 1983 to 1999.

  20. Dennis H. Holtschneider

    Dennis H. Holtschneider
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Biography

    Dennis Henry Holtschneider is President of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

  21. Dave Levac

    Dave Levac
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David Joseph Levac is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 to 2018 who represented the riding of Brant. He was elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 2011. He is the longest serving Speaker in Ontario history.

  22. Tahjere McCall

    Tahjere McCall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Tahjere McCall is an American professional basketball player for the Cairns Taipans of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). He played college basketball for Niagara and Tennessee State. McCall was named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-OVC honors during his final two seasons at Tennessee State.

  23. Nick Langworthy

    Nick Langworthy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nicholas A. Langworthy is an American politician serving as chair of the New York State Republican Committee. Langworthy was named chair of the Committee in July 2019 after having chaired the Erie County, New York Republican Committee since 2010.

  24. George Fell

    George Fell
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1849-1918 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    surgeoninventor
    Biography

    George Edward Fell was an American surgeon and inventor. He was an early developer of artificial ventilation and also investigated the physiology of electrocution, a line of research that led to Fell creating the final design for the first electric chair.

  25. Alexandra Sahlen

    Alexandra Sahlen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Alexandra Elizabeth Sahlen is a former American professional soccer player and entrepreneur. She played for the Western New York Flash of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and was also the club's president.

  26. Benny Bengough

    Benny Bengough
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1898-1968 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Bernard Oliver "Benny" Bengough was an American professional baseball player and coach. He played the majority of his Major League Baseball career as a catcher for the New York Yankees during the 1920s when the team garnered the nickname of Murderers' Row, due to their potent batting lineup. He played the final two seasons of his career with the St. Louis Browns. Bengough was a light-hitting, defensive specialist. After his playing career, he spent 18 seasons as a major league coach.

  27. Chris Watson

    Chris Watson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Chris Watson is an American–Israeli former basketball player, who has played on the Israel national basketball team, and whose positions have been power forward and center. He is 6' 7" (200 cm) tall.

  28. Manny Leaks

    Manny Leaks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Emanuel Leaks, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player.

  29. Louis Iasiello

    Louis Iasiello
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in Niagara University
    Graduated with master's degree in education
    Occupations
    military officerLatin Catholic priest
    Biography

    Louis V. Iasiello, OFM, USN is a Catholic priest retired US Navy officer who served as the 23rd Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy from 2003 to 2006.

  30. Vincent E. Boles

    Vincent E. Boles
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in Niagara University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in history
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Vincent E. Boles is a retired major general in the United States Army and served as the 33rd Chief of Ordnance and Commandant of the U.S. Army Ordnance School at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland.

  31. Matt Ryan

    Matt Ryan
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Matthew Ryan is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre who played for several teams in Europe as well as the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL.

  32. Walter C. Young

    Walter C. Young
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-2016 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Walter Croston "Walt" Young was an American educator and politician.

  33. Walter Kross

    Walter Kross
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    General Walter Kross is a retired United States Air Force four-star general who served as Commander in Chief, United States Transportation Command/Commander, Air Mobility Command from 1996 to 1998.

  34. Shad Barry

    Shad Barry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1878-1936 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    John Charles "Shad" Barry, known also as "Jack" Barry, was an American professional baseball player who spent ten seasons, from 1899 to 1909, in Major League Baseball. Barry was a utility player, having played every position with the exception of catcher and pitcher during his career.

  35. Leo William O'Brien

    Leo William O'Brien
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1900-1982 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Leo William O'Brien was an American journalist, radio and television commentator, and politician. A Democrat, he was most notable for his service as a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York for 14 years (1952-1966).

  36. Jim Doyle

    Jim Doyle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1881-1912 (aged 31)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    James Francis Doyle was a professional baseball infielder he played for two seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs. Doyle played in college at Niagara University. Doyle's appendix burst early in 1912, killing him.

  37. Alfred F. Beiter

    Alfred F. Beiter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1894-1974 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alfred Florian Beiter was an American politician and a United States Representative from New York. He was a Democrat.

  38. Ray Keating

    Ray Keating
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1963 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Raymond Herbert Keating was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the New York Highlanders / Yankees of the American League from 1912 to 1916 and in 1918 and for the Boston Braves of the National League in 1919. In 1914, Keating was caught throwing an emery ball, and the pitch was declared to be illegal.

  39. Earl Brydges

    Earl Brydges
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1905-1975 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Earl William Brydges was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was Temporary President and Majority Leader of the State Senate from 1966 to 1972.

  40. Micah Mariano

    Micah Mariano
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Micah Paulino is a Guamanian footballer who plays as a defender who plays for the American club the Niagara Purple Eagles and the Guam national team.

  41. Dusty Miller

    Dusty Miller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1868-1945 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Charles Bradley Miller was a Major League Baseball outfielder. He played all or part of seven seasons in the majors, between 1889 and 1899, for the St. Louis Browns/Perfectos, Cincinnati Reds, and Baltimore Orioles.

  42. Theodore B. Basselin

    Theodore B. Basselin
    Years
    1851-1914 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Theodore B. Basselin was an American lumber magnate, best remembered for an endowed scholarship he created at the Theological College of the Catholic University of America. The Basselin scholarship has funded the philosophical education of many notable American churchmen.

  43. David Franczyk

    David Franczyk
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David A. "Dave" Franczyk is a councilmember of the Buffalo Common Council, which is the representative legislative branch of the government of Buffalo, New York. He is also a former Liberal Party and Democratic Party nominee for the United States House of Representatives.

  44. Thomas Francis Lillis

    Thomas Francis Lillis
    Years
    1861-1938 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Thomas Francis Lillis was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Leavenworth, Kansas (1905–1910) and Bishop of Kansas City, Missouri (1913–1938).

  45. John J. Feely

    John J. Feely
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1875-1905 (aged 30)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    John Joseph Feely was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

  46. Thomas F. Burchill

    Thomas F. Burchill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1882-1955 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Thomas Francis Burchill was a United States Representative from New York.

  47. Joseph L. Carrigg

    Joseph L. Carrigg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1901-1989 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Joseph Leonard Carrigg was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

  48. Vince Rocco

    Vince Rocco
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Vincent Rocco is a Canadian-born Italian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for IF Troja/Ljungby in the Swedish second tier HockeyAllsvenskan ice hockey league, previously playing for Alleghe Hockey in the Italian top tier Serie A.

  49. Ed Kelleher

    Ed Kelleher
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1894-1945 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    basketball coachhead coach
    Biography

    Edward Ambrose Kelleher was an American college basketball head coach. He served as the head coach at St. John's University, Fordham University, and the United States Military Academy and amassed an overall career record of 257 wins and 105 losses.

  50. Vince Molyneaux

    Vince Molyneaux
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1888-1950 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Vincent Leo Molyneaux was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Browns (1917) and Boston Red Sox (1918). Listed at 6' 0", 180 lb., Molyneaux batted and threw right-handed. A native of Lewiston, New York, he attended Niagara University and Villanova University.

  51. John J. Hanlon

    John J. Hanlon
    Years
    1854-1902 (aged 48)
    Biography

    The Rev. John Joseph Hanlon was chancellor of the Diocese of Albany and pastor of St. Vincent De Paul Parish at Madison Avenue and Partridge Street in west Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood.

  52. Peter Makuck

    Peter Makuck
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Peter Makuck is an American poet, short story writer, and critic. He is distinguished professor emeritus of English at East Carolina University, where he was also the first distinguished professor of arts and sciences; he has also served as visiting writer in residence at Brigham Young University, visiting distinguished professor at North Carolina State University, and visiting distinguished writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. In 1993 Makuck received the Charity Randall Citation from the International Poetry Forum. Poems, stories, and reviews by Makuck have been published in many leading journals, including Poetry, The Southern Review, The Hudson Review, Ploughshares, and others, and his work has been featured on the Poetry Daily website and on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac. Makuck was the founding editor of the journal Tar River Poetry. He lives with his wife, Phyllis, on Bogue Banks, one of North Carolina's barrier islands.

  53. Kristen Richards

    Kristen Richards
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    athlete
    Biography

    Kristen Richards is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. She is currently a member of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA), following four seasons with the Markham Thunder (formerly the Brampton Thunder) of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL). Prior to that, she played NCAA Division I hockey for Niagara and Robert Morris.

  54. Jan Pitass

    Jan Pitass
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1844-1913 (aged 69)
    Biography

    Rev. Jan Pitass was a Polish priest who was the founder and first pastor of the oldest Polish parish (St. Stanislaus - Bishop & Martyr Church) in the diocese of Buffalo, New York. He was a graduate of Niagara University before moving to Buffalo.